From: Chile – Valparaiso
Destination: Costa Rica – Puerto Caldera
Date: May 2015 – May 2015
After our Captain Piet delivered the ASD tug Jacques to Valparaiso (Chile), he was called to deliver the tug Saam Nicoya from Valparaiso some weeks later. This ship delivery was a voyage to Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica). After just a few days of preparation the crew headed for their new destination. The tug was well maintained and just out of her dry-dock period. The vessel was relocated from Chile to Costa Rica to be used primarily to dock, undock and escort ships in Puerto Caldera. Although mentioned on the equipment list, there was no autopilot to be found. As it was a short voyage, this wasn’t a big problem, just a small bump in the road.
As we were sailing from South to North temperatures were rapidly changing. Vessel was equipped with a brand new AC installation. Although the crew can manage almost all equipment on board without any problem, they couldn’t get the AC running. This meant that during the last days we had a free of charge wellness treatment. Making ourselves comfortable in 40 degrees Celsius.
After a smooth trip we arrived safe and sound at the port of Puerto Caldera. This port is one of the most important port cities in Costa Rica and a starting point for many cruise ships. With the help of Saam’s new crew we handed over the vessel without any delay. A job well done!